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Killers at the wheel.

DRIVERS who fall asleep at the wheel cause at least 1,500 accidents a year in Scotland.

A Scottish Executive spokeswoman said: "On the basis of a study by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, we estimate there at least 1,500 accidents on the motorway and trunk road network in Scotland were caused by drivers who have either dozed off or fallen asleep at the wheel."

The statistic comes after Gary Hart was found guilty of dangerous driving and causing the death of 10 people after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed on to the East Coast railway near Selby, Yorks.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 16, 2001
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